The Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for overseeing the development and delivery of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which aims to improve the lives of people in Gloucestershire.
Our vision is that Gloucestershire is a place where everyone can live well, be healthy and thrive. We think that focusing on these priorities is the best way to achieve this:
- physical activity;
- adverse childhood experiences;
- mental wellbeing;
- social isolation and loneliness;
- healthy lifestyles;
- early years and best start in life; and
Click here to read the updated strategy online or download a copy to print.
The strategy has been developed in four main stages with community and wider stakeholder engagement at each stage. We are now at the forth stage and would welcome your views.
Stage 1: Understanding the landscape
There has been a wealth of previous engagement and consultation about health and wellbeing with various populations within Gloucestershire. Findings from a wide range of these were assessed to help build an understanding about what people have already told us. Mental health, loneliness and social and community connections were key themes.
Stage 2: Informing the priority setting
Through workshops and structured interviews, we encouraged residents to consider their top three priorities in maintaining positive health and wellbeing. This helped to inform the priority setting process.
Stage 3: Developing a better understanding of the priorities
This was an opportunity to feed back to communities the priorities that had been chosen and start to understand some more detail about how they viewed these priorities. This gave us better insight into what people view are the strengths and opportunities around the priorities and some examples of positive practice.
Stage 4: Checking that we got the final Strategy right
This final stage involved more engagement to check that the strategy reflects what we have heard throughout the earlier stages.
Thank you to those who took the time to respond to the draft Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
For more information contact: GHWB@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Integrated Care Strategy
From 1 July 2022, the One Gloucestershire Integrated Care System became a legal entity, progressing our existing partnership which brings together NHS, social care, public health and other public, voluntary and community sector organisations to build a healthier Gloucestershire. We know that by working together we can support and enable people to live well and provide high-quality joined-up care when people need it.
We have been an Integrated Care System since 2018 and already have a well-developed approach to working together with examples of joint commissioning, shared delivery and aligned budgets. As a system, we have worked well to progress new integrated care models for our patients and have prioritised developing positive relationships, building trust, and engaging with and enabling communities and individuals.
Across Gloucestershire we have strong Primary Care Networks and Integrated Locality Partnerships, supported by integrated teams who are improving patient access and experience, delivering outcomes which enhance wellbeing and independence, and improving health equity.
This interim Integrated Care Strategy identifies the good work already underway in the county and reconfirms our direction of travel over the coming years, including our ambitions as a system.
Read the Interim Integrated Care Strategy
One Gloucestershire Health and Wellbeing Partnership has only had a short time together and therefore as the partnership grows, we commit to further developing our Integrated Care Strategy through 2023, with the intention of developing a social contract with partners and the public. Visit the website for more information.